Daily Dose of Nature

Heart Opening Herbs Part 2

According to many different energy healing systems, the heart chakra is where all of the meridians in the body converge, making it the power center of the body. When the heart chakra is in balance a person will feel physically and emotionally balanced, embody the qualities of nurturing, compassion, empathy, friendliness, be active in the community, have a discriminating mind, be a humanitarian, be able to see good on others, be able to surrender in a love relationship, and have healthy use of will power.

When the heart chakra is deficient a person may be paranoid, indecisive, have a fear of letting go, a fear of being hurt, a fear of being free, a fear of being abandoned, have feelings of unworthiness in love, and in need of constant reassurance. When the heart chakra has excessive energy a person may be demanding, be overly critical, possessive, moody, have a martyr complex, may love conditionally, withhold love or generosity, be melodramatic, manic depressive, and possibly experience hyper-tension (especially tension between shoulder blades).

Here are some herbs for opening your heart :

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

  • Moving, nurturing
  • When the heart is feeling heavy and you are in need of nurturing, mother-like energy, reach for motherwort tincture.
  • Energetics – cooling, drying
  • Taste – bitter
  • Parts used – aerial parts
  • Actions – cardiotonic, circulatory stimulant, nervine

Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

  • Protective, stimulating
  • The great protector : drink tulsi as a tea or decoction daily to maintain physical and energetic cardiovascular wellness.
  • Energetics – warming, drying
  • Taste – pungent
  • Parts used – aerial parts
  • Actions – Adaptogen, antimicrobial, cardiotonic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, nervine.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

  • Uplifting, soothing
  • Sweet lemon balm, as a fresh tea when possible, will make you feel like the sun is shining right out of your heart centre.
  • Energetics – cooling, drying
  • Taste – sour, sweet
  • Parts used – leaf
  • Actions – antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, nervine.

Reference : https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c3/9e/70/c39e705a5d59a5bd85597e9b0af480e7.jpg

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Tulsi is also a sacred plant in India

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  2. GS says:

    Tulsi helps to regulate metabolism and digestion. Fourth Chakra Heart: Tulsi is able to open the heart to love and compassion, while strengthening faith and clarity throughout the heart chakra. Fifth Chakra Throat: Tulsi allows us to be in tune with our inner self and inner truth.

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  3. imlistenning says:

    Have you ever heard of Ashwagandha?

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    1. GS says:

      Yes I have for sure

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  4. Sang says:

    Thanks for the info on heart chakra

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. Anahata or heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten”. Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound. Anahata is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity.

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      1. Sang says:

        Thanks again.

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. It is imperative we open our heart chakra and clean them regular as there is so much going on in the world right now. It’s easier to get overwhelmed

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      1. A pleasure & we couldn’t agree more.
        ❤💛💚

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you agree.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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